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Oct 14, 2012 6:00am EDT
to think that --- >> how? >> i want to think that they're going to be able to afford an education. i think that that's an important part of being a parent. i -- if the question -- if you're -- maybe i get it wrong. are you suggesting that if somebody has means that the national doesn't affect them? >> well, what i'm saying --- >> i'm not sure i get it. help me with the question and i'll try to answer it. >> well, i've had friends that have been laid off from jobs. i know people who cannot afford to pay the mortgage on their homes; they're car payment. i have personal problems with the national debt. but how has it affected you? and if you have no experience in it, how can you help us if you don't know what we're feeling? >> i think she means more the recession, the economic problems today the country faces rather than the deficit. >> well, you ought to -- you ought to be in the white house for a day and hear what i hear and see what i see and read the mail i read and touch the people that i touch from time to time. i was in the lomax a.m.e. church. it's a black church just outside of
CSPAN
Oct 14, 2012 3:05am EDT
feasible way to lower the price of pharmaceutical drugs such as education on minimizing intake, revamp of the fda process or streamlining the drug companies' procedures instd of just finding more money to pay for them? >> well, that's a great question. i think one of the problems we have, particularly for seniors, is there is no prescription drug coverage in medicare. and therefore, when they have to try to purchase drugshey do so on their own, there's no kind of collective bargaining, no power of purchasing among seniors. so i think step one to make sure prescription drugs is more affordable for seniors, and those are the folks who really rely upon prescription drugs a lot these days, is to reform the medicare system, is to have prescription drugs as an integral part of medicare once and for all. the problem we have today is like the patient's bill of rights, particularly with health care, there's a lot of bickering in washington, d.c. it's kind of like a political issue as opposed to a people issue. so what i want to do is i want to call upon republicans and democrats to forg
CSPAN
Oct 14, 2012 9:00pm EDT
about education reforms, nhs reforms, welfare reforms, police reforms. for too often -- long the government threw money at these programs, and when they did not work the all -- answer was always more money. we learn from experience and governments must focus on the product that comes out of an agency, not on the tax revenue that goes into an agency. [applause] in new york city, we have seen how accountability and innovation have led to transformations in public safety, public education, and public assistance. crime in new york city is down more than 30% compared to a decade ago. high-school graduation is up 40%. the welfare rolls are down 25%. that did not to happen because we spend more money. it happened because accountability and innovation have become an integral part of the work. implementing those reforms was not easy. i do not know reforms that have been easy here either. it never is. there will always be doubters, detractors, and doomsayers. i also know that tough problems are not solved by waving a magic wand, and charting the right course rather than the easy course tak
CSPAN
Oct 13, 2012 10:45pm EDT
education. i think that that's an important part of being a parent. i -- if the question -- if you're -- maybe i get it wrong. are you suggesting that if somebody has means that the national doesn't affect them? >> well, what i'm saying --- >> i'm not sure i get it. help me with the question and i'll try to answer it. >> well, i've had friends that have been laid off from jobs. i know people who cannot afford to pay the mortgage on their homes; they're car payment. i have personal problems with the national debt. but how has it affected you? and if you have no experience in it, how can you help us if you don't know what we're feeling? >> i think she means more the recession, the economic problems today the country faces rather than the deficit. >> well, you ought to -- you ought to be in the white house for a day and hear what i hear and see what i see and read the mail i read and touch the people that i touch from time to time. i was in the lomax a.m.e. church. it's a black church just outside of washington, d.c. and i read in the -- in the bulletin about teen-age pregnancies, about
CSPAN
Oct 13, 2012 2:00pm EDT
school to be giving our kids the kind of education they need for the jobs of tomorrow. that means we have to put our kids first and parents first and teachers first. the teachers union will have to go behind. [cheers and applause] number 4, you will not get business people to risk their life savings to start a small business or big companies to come to america, built a big factory, hire americans if they think we are on the road to greece. if we keep spending more than we taken, that is where we're heading. we will cap federal spending and get us back on track to a balanced budget. [cheers and applause] number 5, number 5 is this -- we are going to champion small business. we're going to help small business people build their businesses. to do that, we will keep their taxes down and get regulations to encourage growth and take that big cloud of obama care of small business. we're going to help small business in america. [cheers and applause] we do those five things and 12 million jobs grow in america and take home pay starts going up again. do you realize under president obama every
CSPAN
Oct 7, 2012 5:30am EDT
running mate but just about every education in the country. now that you are mr. mondale's running mate, had to change your position on either of those? >> both mondale and i agree on the same goal, that is not discrimination. i just did not agree on the same direction he does on how to achieve it. i do not find any problem with that. that is something that has been handled by the court and not by him or congress. but we both support nondiscrimination and have seen and integration of neighborhoods as the goals we have set forth. i represented a district in queens that is 70% catholic. let me say as well i have been a supporter of public schools, education. that is something we feel very strongly about for the future of the country. this administration over the past several years has gutted the educational programs available to our young people. it has attempted to knock out pell grants, which is money to young individuals who are poor and cannot afford to go to college. it is reduced by 25% the amount of money going into college education and by a third going into secondary and primary
CSPAN
Oct 11, 2012 1:00am EDT
people, but for those who make a million dollars or more. making the investments in education, making the investments in research, and we make those investments together and build a future. that is what it will take over the long run to build a stronger future here in western massachusetts, all across the commonwealth, and all across the country. >> thank you. mr. brown? >> thank you. before i start, i want to thank the mayor for your endorsement and support. thank you both for coming. economy. the whole race is about that. we held one of our first jobs fares here because we want to connect people with jobs. when you put a title on a bill in washington that says jobs bill, you have to read the bill. those bills in particular were rejected in a bipartisan manner, and that means democrats and republicans recognize that by taking for under $50 billion in taxes out of the private sector and giving it to washington to increase government spending, that is not the answer. the best answer is to come and put the money in the communities. i went down there today and he did not say, thank you f
CSPAN
Oct 13, 2012 10:00am EDT
for those who make a million dollars or more. making the investments in education, making the investments in research, and we make those investments together and build a future. that is what it will take over the long run to build a stronger future here in western massachusetts, all across the commonwealth, and all across the country. >> thank you. before i start, i want to thank the mayor for your endorsement and support. thank you both for coming. this is actually about jobs and economy. the whole race is about that. we held one of our first jobs fares here because we want to connect people with jobs. when you put a title on a bill in washington that says jobs bill, you have to read the bill. those bills in particular were rejected in a bipartisan manner, and that means democrats and republicans recognize that by taking for under $50 billion in taxes out of the private sector and giving it to washington to increase government spending, that is not the answer. the best answer is to come and put the money in the communities. i went down there today and he did not say, thank yo
CSPAN
Oct 12, 2012 10:30pm EDT
grants and stafford loans who rely on those for their college education and she's voted to increase taxes on the middle class through the ryan plan. all of this in order to keep tax breaks for multi-millionaires and tax breaks and subsidies for corporations who ship jobs overseas. we're going to reduce the deficits by bringing home our troops from afghanistan, by making sure that we create jobs right here in the district, by making sure that we decrease taxes on the middle class and small businesses, and by allowing medicare to negotiate drug prices with our pharmaceutical companies so that we can tackle the real problem, which is our health care costs and eliminate unnecessary procedures and redundant tests. >> all right, thank you, dr. ruiz. congresswoman, you have one minute. >> i don't think he understood the question, because what he just said, he's going to reduce the debt by not having so many medical tests, which, by the way, is a major part of obama care. obama care is what cut medicare by $716 billion on. let me tell you a few specific things i would do immediately to cut
CSPAN
Oct 13, 2012 7:00am EDT
to tax policy. because an educated person, they know that the mass does not add up. host: thank you. this story from the washington post. plan would do little to lower tax rates. -- wilmington, delaware. dave on our line for democrats. caller: thank you for taking my call. a want to make two comments. first of all, in the last vice presidential debate, the moderator seem to have more control from the fact that the men were sitting at a table. and that close proximity to -- i gather that the attention to the moderator was better, versus the first debate were there was a distance between the speakers. and jim lehrer had much more trouble trying to control the debate. the second thing come on the first debate jim lehrer was asking each of the candidates to speak about the differences that they feel that they have with the other candidate. and sort of a different type of question, much more interruption. host: what you think of the choice of the four moderators? bobb and mandy coming up? >> fantastic. and i look forward to the town hall format. which gets more of the town hall and a bal
CSPAN
Oct 7, 2012 1:25am EDT
formula for success in this country. one, we educate our people up to and beyond what the technology was, so they can get the most out of it. whether it was universal secondary education, and then it was universal post secondary education. second, we have the world's best infrastructure. roads, railroads, third, we have the world's most immigration policy. so we get the most energy etic and talented im-- energetic and talented immigration. fourth, we have the best rules. lastly, we have the most government-funded research. we push the balance on science and technology, so our best innovators are here. in education, we now, well, roughly 30% of high school students drop out of high school. we used to ld the world in college graduates. we no longer do that. on infrastructure, according to the american society of civil engineers, we are now $2 trillion in deficits in terms of infrastructure. a great education, and get the hell out of our country. we are fighting on each one of these issues that are so vital to our greatest strength. i don't think we can remedy this . and on budget-funde
CSPAN
Oct 8, 2012 2:00am EDT
diversity in higher education has eclipsed larger issues of class and the quality. -- among colleges and universities. so, in advance of the u.s. supreme court's oral arguments in fisher versus university of texas, which will take placenexy foundation put together a report which i am going to outline which looks at the question, is it possible to create racial and ethnic diversity without using race, and instead paying attention to these large or -- a larger issues of economic equality in our society. it is called "a better affirmative action." it makes three main points. the first, that racial affirmative action is likely on its way out. affirmative action based on race was always meant to be temporary by those who originally envisioned it, a deviation for a period of time away from the non-discrimination principle. but now there are both legal and political forces that appear to be bringing affirmative action to an aunt. to begin with, -- to a end. -- to begin with, it is highly unpopular among average american voters. if you look at the supreme court briefs in the fisher case, you
CSPAN
Oct 9, 2012 10:00am EDT
in the tax code are not loopholes at all. tax preferences, things like a college education and retirement savings belong in the tax code even after reform happens. they were put in the code on purpose, to make a middle-class lifestyle accessible and sustainable for american families. tax reform recognized this in 1986. even as we cleared out the underbrush of loopholes, which preserved versions of the mortgage interest deduction, the charitable deduction, the state and local property tax deduction. realized that as much as we want to make the code more efficient, these provisions were two essential to middle-class households. we have to abide by the same principle today. if we seek to protect the expenditures that are most essential to the middle-class, we still hope to reduce the deficit and we will need to find alternative revenue sources. this leads to the second principle of this new model for tax reform -- the tax rate for the highest earners should probably return to clinton-era levels and stay somewhere around there. this will come as heresy to some of those on the other
CSPAN
Oct 10, 2012 7:00am EDT
there is educational diversity. >> what is the university of system for acceptance? guest: bic most kids from the top 10 system, the top 10 percentage of schools in texas. then it is about 75% of the class. the of a 25% is admitted on the way that most universities admit, the look of the entire file, academic credentials, but all other factors, life experiences, rick and assist the city -- race and ethnicity. the last part is what abigail objects to. there is no role for the government to be sort of people by race. >> the university of texas of austin's has what? guest: they say the supreme court has endorsed education and diversity as a compelling goal for the government and an exception to the usual rule that the government should not be classified people by race. it is true, and a 5-4 decision, the supreme court said that, but the key vote, sandra day o'connor, has retired, replaced by a more conservative judge, samuel alito, so in that they give us a new result. >> what is the result of this, who will hear it, who will decide? guest: only eight justices will decide. elena kagan
CSPAN
Oct 6, 2012 10:20pm EDT
, as well, i have always been a great supporter of public school education. that is something that we feel very, very strongly about for the future of this p country. this administration over the past several years has gutted the educational programs available to our young people. it has attempted to knock owl pe will -- pell grants for individuals who are poor and cannot afford to go to college. it has reduced by 25% the amount of money going into college education, and by a third those going into secondary and primary schools. but mr. mondale and i feel strongly that if you educate your children, that's an effort and a way that you build up and make a stronger america. with reference to civil rights, i think you have to go beyond that. i think if you look at my record in the congress and fritz mondale's, we both have extremely strong civil rights records. this administration does not. it has come in, in the bob jones ' case, on the side of segregated academies. it came in on the side of discrimination against women, the handicapped, and the elderly. as a matter of fact, in the congr
CSPAN
Oct 13, 2012 6:30pm EDT
. >> you think the education structure problems -- president obama's famous line about "you did not bill that." -- "you did not build that." do you think that future communication will fall under his philosophy for building for private innovation? >> when you talk about innovation, clearly the government has a role to play in these arenas to ensure fair play and competitiveness. if you look at the manner in which the railroads were built up. government investment was important. it would not have happened otherwise. it also would not have happened without the private sector. it is not an either/or situation. it is finding that balance of where the government helps and when the government needs to step back and make sure everything is regulated well, of fair play, going forward. >> gentleman, we are out of time. these issues about security and privacy -- do they move the political needle? >> i think people will -- i think the chance of people making their choice on november 6 because of obscure technology issues is increasingly small. for the obama administration or the romney campaign --
CSPAN
Oct 8, 2012 12:00am EDT
without my comprehensive school education. [applause] so, britain gave me, gave my family, a great gift that my parents never had. a safe and secure childhood. and you know my parents didn't talk much about their early lives, it was too painful, it hurt too much. the pain of those they lost. the guilt of survivors. but i believe that their experience meant they brought up both david and myself differently as a result. because having struggled for life itself, they instilled in us a sense of duty to ease the struggles of others. and this came not just from my parents' wartime experience it came from the daily fabric of our childhood. you know there were toys and games, rows about homework. i was actually a dallas fan, believe it or not, which didn't go down well with my dad as you can imagine. so of course there were the normal things, but every upbringing is special, and mine was special because of the place of politics within it. when i was twelve years old, i met a south african friend of my parents, her name was ruth first. the image i remember is of somebody vivacious, full of life,
CSPAN
Oct 11, 2012 7:00am EDT
that can pass through metal detectors. he voted against the department of education. he voted against funding for meals on wheels for seniors. he voted against a holiday for martin luther king. he voted against a resolution calling for the release of nelson mandela in south africa. it's amazing to hear him criticize my record or john kerry's . >> his record speaks for itself and it's not very distinguished. host: we are talking about vice- presidential debates with tonight's debate in danville, ky. what matters? and you saw a moment from 2004 and from our archives. if your interested in watching that and other moments, c- span.org. professor, tonight when viewers are watching the split screen of the debate and they see vice president joe biden and a younger paul ryan, what will the impact been? in the shot from 2004, you get the split screen dynamic, but tonight people will get that. calguest: the split screen is very significant in terms of the debate. when obama and running scared off, the split screen did a lot of damage to obama. it was not necessarily what obama said, but what pe
CSPAN
Oct 9, 2012 6:00am EDT
educate students. it has guided their transformation into citizens, warriors, and leaders. vmi graduates serve with honor in nation's defense, just as many are doing in afghanistan and other lands. i mourn with you the 15 brave souls who have been lost. i join with you and praying for the many vmi graduates who are right now serving in harm's way. may god bless all who serve and all who have served. of all the vmi graduates, and none is more distinguished, perhaps, then general george marshall, the chief of staff of the army became secretary of state, secretary of defense, helped to vanquish fascism and plant it europe's rescue from despair. general marshall once said, "the only way human beings can win a war is to prevent it." those words were true in his time, and they are true in our time. last month, our nation was attacked again. a u.s. ambassador and three fellow americans are dead, murdered in benghazi, libya. among the dead or three veterans, all on a mission of peace and friendship to a nation that clearly longs for both. president obama has said that ambassador chris
CSPAN
Oct 11, 2012 9:00pm EDT
things the middle-class has cared about. it will kick 200,000 children off of early educated. it will eliminate the tax credit people have to send children to college. it cuts education by $450 billion. it does virtually nothing accept continue to increase the tax breaks to the wealthy. the idea that he is so concerned about the deficits, he voted to put two boards on a credit card. >> we're going to closing statements in a minute. >> our budget, we have not -- >> i want to talk to you very briefly before we go to closing statements about your own personal character. if he were elected, what could be both give to this country as a man, a human being, that nobody else could it? >> honesty. there are plenty of fine people that could lead this country. there are people who say when they are going to do something, they go do it. what you need is one people see problems, they offer solutions to fix the problems. we're not getting that. we can grow the economy faster, that is what our five-point plan is all about. it is about getting people out of poverty into the middle class. that is abou
CSPAN
Oct 9, 2012 7:00am EDT
wealthy or educated. i went to high school. i have three sons and two grandchildren. i think it's wonderful to hear their spouse talk about them. it makes me see a different perspective in their personal lives. so i think it's good. host: what is it in particular that you like hearing from the wives of the candidates? is it their personal stories? is it them talking about their families or their professional experiences? caller: i think it is so important when a white support her husband and she can say wonderful things about him. you hear more negative from people, generally, then you do [unintelligible] host: let's go to george in mount olive on the independent line. caller: hearing the wives does not affect my vote. they're not going to say anything negative against your husband. any romney on all these television shows, she is laughing and showing all kind of facial expressions, and her eyebrows never move and forehead never wrinkles. she clearly uses botox. -- annie romney. that's phony. she definitely has had work done. her neckband her hands don't match. host: is it that yo
CSPAN
Oct 13, 2012 7:00pm EDT
competitive. and number three, we've got to deal with education so that our young people are competitive in a global economy. but just one point i want to make, tom. senator mccain mentioned looking at our records. we do need to look at our records. senator mccain likes to talk about earmarks a lot, and that's important. i want to go line by line through every item in the federal budget and eliminate programs that don't work and make sure that those that do work, work better and cheaper. but understand this -- we also have to look at where some of our tax revenues are going. so when senator mccain proposes a $300 billion tax cut, a continuation not only of the bush tax cuts, but an additional $200 billion that he's going to give to big corporations, including big oil companies, $4 billion worth, that's money out of the system. and so we've got to prioritize both our spending side and our tax policies to make sure that they're working for you. that's what i'm going to do as president of the united states. >> all right, gentlemen, i want to just remind you one more time about t
CSPAN
Oct 12, 2012 2:00pm EDT
because they are frustrated or because they want to get more training or education. some people are finding jobs. economists have looked at different calculations of which is the better factor -- the bigger factor, or people dropping out or getting more education and training and my understanding is that there are equal roles being played by each for spirit -- each force. but there are definitely some dropping out. some of that is the baby boom generation starting to retire. it may not be a "dropping out," but people choosing to retire and leave their jobs. some older people may have lost their jobs and cannot find new ones and are taking early social security benefits. there is some of that. host: mr. r doane, the labor force participation -- mr. nardone, a labor force position rick, please explain this. guest: the take the people who are employed in those who are unemployed and combine them and you get what is called the labour force. divide that by the population in at 16 and over and you're of the force participation rate. is the proportion of the population that is either emplo
CSPAN
Oct 14, 2012 9:55pm EDT
educational establishment, the left-wing local authorities, the leaders of the teacher unions -- they stand in the way. when we saw it that the failing school and wanted to turn it into an academy, the labor authority, the labor mp, and the teaching authorities said no. with inspirational teachers and parents, when they wanted to open free schools, the left-wing establishment said no. when we propose more pay for good teachers, getting rid of bad teachers, longer school days to help children learn, flexible hours to help parents work, less nonsense about health and safety, the left-wing establishment has said just one thing -- no. do you know what? when you ask them, why is a school failing, why parenti children succeeding, you hear the same thing over and over again. what can you expect from children like these? these children are disadvantaged. of course we want to tackle every disadvantage, but isn't the greatest disadvantage of all being written off by those to a culture of low expectations, who have forgotten what it is like to be ambitious, to overcome circumstances, to
CSPAN
Oct 15, 2012 5:00pm EDT
, research at nih, the department of education -- their grants would not be cut back, but who would administer them? national parks would be closed. not just for a day. for a year. at cutbacks and do not start on the second. most agencies will not do this on the second. you'd better wait and see if it is real. i cannot imagine it would happen, but if it is real, already 1/4 into the fiscal year by that time, so the cuts are much deeper because of the period to achieve a year's reduction is now six months. they are deeper and sharper. this has impact on the economy. you and i are affected. passports -- you need to get a passport? it will take longer. port inspections. these have costs. i am not arguing you might not be able to do it more effectively in a different manner. that is another story. i suggest the collateral effects are more important than the ones i have measured. these have an impact on small business. small businesses disproportionately provide support, the vendor and supplier services, the subcontractors services, and the induced services that are supported, retail con
CSPAN
Oct 14, 2012 1:15am EDT
would not like -- that they would like to look for students that further the educational mission. for example, they will look for admissions that play against racial stereotypes just by what they bring. the african-american fencer. the hispanic who has mastered classical greek. they can also look for people with a demonstrated track record. >> if you have two applicants absolutely the same in every respect, they both come from affluent back grounds, well educated parents, one falls within two of the groups that are given a preference, the other doesn't, it is a marginal case. the last position available in the class. under the texas plan, one gets in, one doesn't get in. do you agree with that or not? >> no. >> you agree that's an incorrect statement of the facts or you agree that that's an incorrect understanding of the equal protection clause? >> i think it is both. there is no automatic preference in texas. i think this is -- it is page 398-a of the joint appendix. they describe the process saying an applicant's race is considered only to the view that the applicant's race will con
CSPAN
Oct 15, 2012 12:00am EDT
the differences between the parties, as is a degree in education, the national health service and welfare reform. this is at 50 minutes. >> gentlemen, please welcome the prime minister. ♪ [applause] >> in may 2010, this party stood on the threshold of power for the first time in more than a decade. we knew then that it was not just the ordinary duties of office that we were assuming. we were entering into government at a grave moment in the modern history of britain. at a time when people felt uncertainty, even fear. here was the challenge -- to make an insolvent nation solvent again. to set our country back on the path to prosperity that all can share in. to bring home our troops from danger while keeping our citizens safe from terror. to mend a broken society. two and a half years later of course i cannot tell you that all is well, but i can say this -- britain is on the right track. [applause] as prime minister it has fallen to me to say some hard things and to help our country face some hard truths. all of my adult life, whatever the difficulties, the british people have at
CSPAN
Oct 7, 2012 2:00pm EDT
we need to modernize our immigration policy and how we need to change education policy alice well. immigration policy is based on family relationships. it is not based on economic considerations, skills and knowledge. while we need to revitalize education for americans, we need to recognize the extent to which people are coming to america to learn we need to do what we need to do to keep them in america. >> this is our core problem. there trillions of connections in the brain called neurons. they start down at age 6 when they start public school. kids at a school soared like eagles, got college scholarships, they got wired. when you know this and you do not talk about it and do not do anything about it, this is another recipe for disaster. our public education system is just really got to be strained out. the teachers' unions are primarily concerned about how much they make a year, and that is not where the concern has to be. it is making sure that children have the funds in education that are needed for education. >> we spend double per person to educate k through 12, double othe
CSPAN
Oct 15, 2012 12:00pm EDT
senator, i went to more than 200 round table listening to farmers, small-business people, educators, and veterans. i asked questions and take questions from democrats, republicans, washington. farmers told us how we could save tens of billions of taxpayer dollars by eliminating the wasteful farm subsidies and come at the same time, strengthen the safety net for family farmers. i went to work with senator soon from south dakota and we wrote legislation -- senator thune that was passed as part of the farm bill in july. they talk about how difficult it is to find qualified employees. i wrote legislation with a republican from missouri to help the community colleges to turn our local work force training to be more attuned with local business needs. veterans told me that the job skills they acquired in the military that they wanted to put to work here at home. the only ohioan to have a full term on the veterans committee, we want to help. in the fall of 2008, i remember vividly number of conversations with small business owners with workers in the automobile industry. i saw the fear in his fa
CSPAN
Oct 7, 2012 10:30am EDT
every dollar. it focuses on education to make sure we are empowering our workforce for the jobs that are available. lastly, it develops a comprehensive energy plan so we can put people back to work while we are protecting our economy and being an energy independent. i spend time developing my plan. you have no plan. i think the people of connecticut want to know what we're going to do for them. >> mr. murphy, you have 30 seconds. >> linda mcmahon should stop spreading these stories. it's not ok to make up these stories when you're running for the senate. my work is based in the work of debt and public service and focusing tax cuts on the middle- class, not by focusing tax cuts on the affluent and rich. my focus is on rebuilding the education system, not divesting from funding the most important services to our states. they're big differences in are planted as we should be talking about. >> is the public being well served by the quality and nature of this campaign? we are here today in a formal debate and youtube are probably going to answer around a dozen questions, but both of you h
CSPAN
Oct 10, 2012 5:00pm EDT
in education and infrastructure and innovation. the alternative choice that has been presented is that we should lower taxes for millionaires and billionaires and in order to pay for that, we have to turn medicare into a voucher program. we have to get investments in education and innovation, research and development, border security, diplomatic security. that is not the right answer. that is not the right approach. we have tried it. it did not work. we should not go back. >> [inaudible] and the former regional security officer have both suggested there were efforts from the u.s. embassy in libya to have more security at the state department. state department officials would not let it happen. why? why would the state department not listen to these men on the ground in libya who wanted more security? >> as i said, there is no question that the results of what happened in benghazi is not acceptable. four americans killed is not an acceptable situation, and that is what the president moved so quickly to ensure that an investigation was launched to bring the perpetrators to justice,
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Oct 13, 2012 8:55pm EDT
such as education on minimizing intake, revamp of the fda process or streamlining the drug companies' procedures instead of just finding more money to pay for them? >> well, that's a great question. i think one of the problems we have, particularly for seniors, is there is no prescription drug coverage in medicare. and therefore, when they have to try to purchase drugs they do so on their own, there's no kind of collective bargaining, no power of purchasing among seniors. so i think step one to make sure prescription drugs is more affordable for seniors, and those are the folks who really rely upon prescription drugs a lot these days, is to reform the medicare system, is to have prescription drugs as an integral part of medicare once and for all. the problem we have today is like the patient's bill of rights, particularly with health care, there's a lot of bickering in washington, d.c. it's kind of like a political issue as opposed to a people issue. so what i want to do is i want to call upon republicans and democrats to forget all the arguing and finger pointing, and come together
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Oct 6, 2012 8:45pm EDT
incentives for new jobs by an energy policy, creating new jobs. we cannot slow up on education, because that's the engine that is going to give us the economic growth and competitiveness that we need. and we are not going to slow up on the whole idea of providing for affordable health care for americans, none of which, when we get to talk about health care, is as my -- as the governor characterized -- characterized. the bottom line here is that we are going to, in fact, eliminate those wasteful spending that exist in the budget right now, a number of things i don't have time, because the light is blinking, that i won't be able to mention, but one of which is the $100 billion tax dodge that, in fact, allows people to take their post office box off- shore, avoid taxes. i call that unpatriotic. i call that unpatriotic. >> governor? >> that's what i'm talking about. >> governor? >> well, the nice thing about running with john mccain is i can assure you he doesn't tell one thing to one group and then turns around and tells something else to another group, including his plans that wi
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Oct 15, 2012 10:00am EDT
initiatives and educational materials, and consumer awareness of rural economic development. she worked for senator joseph lieberman, secretary of energy bill richardson, at the white house, as well as at a foundation. please give a warm welcome to elizabeth crocker, ladies and gentlemen. [applause] >> thank you so much. welcome, everyone. i was looking around the room and thinking we have such a variety of folks. people from usda, from the farm bureau, and it's indicative of the issue, because it touches many different industry sectors. it's nice to have you all here. thank you to everyone in the room and everyone watching on the web and on c-span. we are a 501 (c)(3) non-profit and are dedicated to improving lives in rural america. we're also dedicated to making sure all americans have a central telecommunications service. essential is the key word because that's a moving target over the past couple years. it changes rapidly. what people needed five years or 15 years ago is not what they need today. broadband has become an absolute crucial part of doing business in everyday lif
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Oct 8, 2012 7:00am EDT
thetative 1leviin republicans cut down talks completely on jobs and wanting to cut the education credit. the president signed the "dream act," and hundreds of thousands of students are able to get their education. i am educated. i put my son through law school. it is his birthday today on columbus day, october 8. we moved to california when i was 8 years old. my mother remarried and my stepfather was a marine at camp pendleton and coronado. host: thank you for the call. guest: everything she said, i disagree with. she did talk about lowering the cost of education for kids getting into college. that is significant. she also talked about the blue part of the state that has really struggled. over the last 30 or 35 years. it's now starting to come back with a gas and oil industry, making sure that it is safe, with the steel industry, it's starting to come back. and certainly with the automotive industry. we have to be positive about those kind of things. if we continuously be rated president and start saying government is not working, voters react to that. jay and i know that go to washingt
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Oct 6, 2012 11:50pm EDT
issues on national- security, arms control, jobs, education, and the federal budget deficit. on each one of the issues, i have more experience and then the governor of massachusetts. the national security and arms control, you have to understand the relationship between a ballistic missile, a warhead, what megatonnage is. the better understand about a correction. the better understand you have to negotiate from a position of strength. these are important issues because we want to have more arms control and arms deduction. i wrote the job training partnership act, a bipartisan bill to read a bill that is trained and employed over three disadvantaged youths and adults of enter this country. i have worked 80 years on the senate budget committee. i wish that the congress would give us a line item veto to help deal with that. qualifications a lot are going to be the issue in this campaign, george bush has more qualifications that george bush and michael dukakis combined. [applause] >> 11 interrupt and ask once again that the audience please keep your responses as quiet as possible. we kno
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Oct 15, 2012 12:55am EDT
top of education for kids in his state. we know he has a record that he can bring to the rest of the country. we know he is a leader, not a politician. that is what we need in america. you look at paul ryan and then you turn around and look at biden, oh, my god. you look at how intelligent and respectful and what a good human being called ryan was in giving the facts. squalls that you could do is look at the vice-president biden and say what is so funny about the security of our nation and and what is so funny about making promises and not following through with a single one of them? president obama said that he would cut the deficit in half during his first four years. did he do that? and he did not. he said he was going to address emigration during his first year. he has not touched it until the last few weeks in order to do a political game that he is playing with the hispanics in this country saying that you can stay for a few years because it is time for me to run for office. hispanic people can see through that. it is not what we want. i have all the faith in the world that all
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Oct 14, 2012 12:15am EDT
higher education after 2028? >> no, i don't. >> was that the holding of grutter? >> i agree it might, but i want to get to the question, see what i'm trying to pinpoint, because we have such a limited time. and to me, the one thing i want to pinpoint, since you're arguing on that this satisfies grutter if properly understood, as you say that. in looking up, we have a two- court rule. and two courts have found, it seems to me. that here there is a certain -- there is no quota. it is individualized. it is time limited. it was adopted after the consideration of race-neutral means. each applicant receives individual consideration, and race did not become the predominant factor. so i take those as a given. and then i want to know what precisely it is that grutter required in your opinion that makes this different from grutter, in that it was not satisfied here? the ones i listed two courts say are the same. so maybe there's some others. >> i am not sure we agree with those courts. >> we have a rule that two courts say it, we are reluctant to overturn it. that is why i mention it. >> consi
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Oct 7, 2012 9:30pm EDT
invest in schools, in hospitals, transport and education. but borrowing to keep people idle. so the next time you hear a conservative say to you labour would increase borrowing, just remember it is this government that is increasing borrowing this year. [applause] so what have we seen? we've seen recession, higher unemployment, higher borrowing. i don't think that's what people were promised. now look there will be some people who say, and this is an important argument, they'll be some people who say, well there is short-term pain but it is worth it for the long-term gain. but i'm afraid the opposite is true. you see that the longer you have low growth in our country the bigger the debt hole becomes for the future and the bigger our problems will be in the future. the longer a young person is out of work that is not just bad for their prospects now; it is bad for their prospects for the whole of the rest of their lives. and if a small business goes under during the recession, it can't just get back up and running again during the recovery. so when david cameron says to you, well let's ju
CSPAN
Oct 10, 2012 6:00am EDT
. we cannot afford to cut our investments in education or clean energy or research or technology. that's not a jobs plan. does not plan to grow the economy. that is not change. that is a relapse. we have been there and we have tried that. we are not going back, we are moving for. that's why i'm running for a second term as president of the united states. -- we are moving forward. [cheers and applause] we've got a different view about how to create jobs and prosperity in america. a strong economy does not trickled down from the top. it grows from a thriving middle- class and folks working hard to get into the middle class. i believe it's time for our tax stops rewarding companies for shipping jobs overseas. let's reward companies in ohio that are keeping jobs in american. i believe we can create more jobs by controlling more our own energy. after 30 years of inaction, we raised fuel standards so by the middle of the next decade your cars and trucks will go twice as far on a gallon of gas. today the u.s. is less dependent on foreign oil than at any time in two decade. now it's time
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Oct 8, 2012 12:00pm EDT
higher education has eclipsed larger issues of class and the quality, among colleges and universities. so, in advance of the u.s. supreme court's oral arguments in fisher versus university of texas, which will take place next week, the century foundation put together a report which i am going to outline which looks at the question, is it possible to create racial and ethnic diversity without using race, and instead paying attention to larger issues of economic equality in our society. it is called a better affirmative action. it makes three main points. the first, that racial affirmative action is likely on its way out. affirmative action based on race was always meant to be temporary by those who originally envisioned it, a deviation for a period of time away from the non-discrimination principle. but now there are both legal and political forces that appear to be bringing affirmative action to a end. to begin with, it is highly unpopular among average american voters. if you look at the supreme court briefs in the fisher case, you would think there is overwhelming support for affirm
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Oct 9, 2012 5:00pm EDT
back regulations on banks and insurance companies. we cannot got our investments on education, clean energy, research, technology. that is not a plan to grow the economy. that is not change. we have been there. we have tried that. we are not going back. we are moving forward. that is why i am running for a second term as president of the united states. [applause] look -- we have got a different view about how you bring jobs and prosperity to america. the strong economy does not trickle down from the top. it grows from a thriving middle- class, and folks working hard to get into the middle-class. i think it is time our tax code stopped rewarding companies that ship jobs overseas. let us reward small businesses and manufacturing here in ohio, products made in america. that is the choice in this election. i believe we can create more jobs by controlling more of our own energy. after 30 years of inaction, we raised fuel standards. by the middle of the next decade, your cars and trucks would go twice as far on a gallon of gas. today, the u.s. is less dependent on foreign oil than at any t
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Oct 9, 2012 8:00pm EDT
loopholes at all. tax preferences, things like a college education and retirement savings belong in the tax code even after reform happens. they were put in the code on purpose, to make a middle-class lifestyle accessible and sustainable for american families. tax reform recognized this in 1986 even as we cleared out the underbrush of loopholes, which preserved versions of the mortgage interest deduction, the charitable deduction, the state and local property tax deduction. realized that as much as we want to make the code more efficient, these provisions were two essential to middle-class households. we have to abide by the same principle today. if we seek to protect the expenditures that are most essential to the middle-class, we still hope to reduce the deficit and we will need to find alternative revenue sources. this leads to the second principle of this new model for tax reform -- the tax rate for the highest earners should probably return to clinton-era levels and stay somewhere around there. this will come as heresy to some of those on the other side who not only wish to ext
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Oct 8, 2012 8:00pm EDT
education, safety, welfare reform, and i described how worked with leaders in the other party to get results for the people. the bad economy, his decision, his choice serving as national party chairman rather than focusing on the economic crisis in virginia. it is the great, and answer a question in this campaign. how does a governor decide to take on a second job, giving partisan speeches, well over 100,000 jobs are lost here in virginia. if he had given his governorship the full attention, he might have avoided some mistakes like increase in college tuition by over 40%. if he had been listening to the people of virginia who are really facing tough times, he might not have proposed raising taxes on working people, working women, seniors, small business owners, and people earning $17,000. he might tip been against the sequestration deal threatening jobs in virginia right now. but he made different choices. soon, you'll get to choose. if i have the honor of being your senator, i will give all my energy to working with both parties and getting america us sending once again. >> let's fo
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Oct 15, 2012 7:00am EDT
reduced taxes 19 times and raise the level of education where became the number 1 state in accomplishments in the country. he saved the winter olympics. he has been a successful businessman and a successful governor and a successful leader of our olympics effort. he has touched hasn turned out to be an excess. -- a success. caller: mr. conservative, new line that we are worse off four years ago. we're losing 850,000 jobs a month. it doesn't seem to register. how are we better off losing 830,000 jobs a month? gdp at minus six. now we are at plus-two. how are we worse off under obama than bush? >> 23 million people are unemployed and out of work. that is about twice as many as when he took office. nobody is saying the country was not in bad straits when he took office. he took office and made a number of promises and he has not been able to keep any of them. he said he would reduce the national debt by one half. we have lost our credit rating for the first time in history. he said he would create 4 million or 5 million new jobs and he was unable to do that. he said he would l
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Oct 11, 2012 7:00pm EDT
. there are like people in the audience. they like it. we viewed it as part of the educational function of the commission of presidential debates. that is what we do it on college campuses. it is amazing, there are thousands of students out there on one side or the other. they are energized. the people in this community are energized. we think is very important to have this sort of setting and we will continue this. there is much jargon about whether or not it ought to be in a studio. -- much argument about whether it ought to be in a studio. i think that is a sterile environment. the university campuses the center of learning in our country. >> we are about to begin engaging our audience on the importance of the vice- presidential debate. our question to them is, does it affect your vote? >> it is a trite expression, but it is true, that the vice president is one heartbeat from the presidency. over the last 50 years, we have had places where the vice president has had to become the president. sometimes temporarily, when we have had operations on some of the existing precedents
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Oct 12, 2012 8:00pm EDT
cut across the board 19%, in eviscerating education and so many other things. he said, no, no, that is not a cut. he said it is a smaller increase. i want to tell that all to your parents when they don't take a $2,500 tax credit next year if they win could tell that to the two hundred thousand kids who will be kicked off of early education. on taxes and make you go back and look, paul ryan is saying his budget really is not a budget cut. that is like governor romney standing in an unemployment line and say, i did not outsource your job, i offshore it. that is the distinction they make. [applause] when i point out that governor romney, who is a great businessman, did the bain way, the lowest wages, the cheapest community that you can find, and then move there, offshore, outsourced jobs, they came back and said, no, no, that is not what he is doing. when i pointed out that the governor even, as governor of massachusetts, sent a call service that people in massachusetts could pick up the phone and see whether or not they were entitled to unemployment benefits, they got someone in asia.
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Oct 11, 2012 1:00pm EDT
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